1883 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Nashe

Alexander B. Grosart, in Nash, Works (1883-84) 1:lxv.



It is to be lamented that nothing whatever has been transmitted to enable us to know when exactly or where or under what circumstances he died, or where he found a grave. I was saddened in the knowledge that his father survived him until 1603 not to find him interred among his kin at Lowestoft. He had only reached his thirty-second year. It is to be feared that physically and every way life's candle was lit at both ends and flamed consumingly. The tragedy may not have been so absolute as that of Greene's death; but it must have been tragical enough.